On This Day

What Happened on February 1, 1908

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • King Carlos I of Portugal and his heir, Prince Luis Filipe are assassinated by Republican sympathizers in Terreiro do Paco, Lisbon

Famous Birthdays

  • Albie Booth, collegiate Hall of Fame football star (Yale)
  • Edward Staempfli, composer
  • George Pal, Hungarian/American director (When Worlds Collide, Puppetoons)

Famous Deaths

  • Carlos I, King of Portugal (1889-1908), assassinated by Republican sympathisers at 44